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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge

Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges.  Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  

I made this card for a friend who is going into the hospital for surgery.  Sandra Caldwell's 
Broken Boo Boo seemed to be a perfect image for this card.  The image was coloured with Copics and pencil crayons and I added the rubber stamped band aides and a sentiment that were from my collection of rubber stamps to complete the card.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Monday, March 13, 2017

For a Special Woman

Card for a special friend is the theme of this week's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. This card is for a very dear friend of mine for her birthday.  I love the sentiment on this old  rubber stamp I have had for many years by Stamps Happens, Inc.  The stamp is called My Special Friend and the sentiment says "You'll always be my special friend".

I coloured my card with Ink Intense Pencils then added a frame detail, some sequence and a pretty dark blue ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to pop over to the Craft Cardmaker's blog to see the inspiring projects of the design team. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Things with Wings

Time for another weekly challenge at Come and Get It Challenges . The theme this week is one of my favourites, things with wings. 

Our sponsor is A Day for Daisies and I used one of their bird theme images for my card.  The image I used is called Bird Family on a Branch

I used watercolours and a wink of Stella to colour my image and then cut out the image with a Sizzex die. To complete my card I added a sentiment and some flowers and pearls. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the creative projects of the design team.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Card for a Kid

I love the image I used for this week's challenge at Come and Get It Challenges.  The theme is a card for a Kid.  The sponsor of this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls and I used an image called Captain Owen.

I coloured my image with Copic Markers and layered several die cuts and a birthday sentiment. I had fun making this card and it I think I will use it for an upcoming birthday card for one of the little ones in my family. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Friday, March 3, 2017

Altered Heart

Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  The theme is anything goes and we have a great prize for one lucky winner. Remember your project must be Mixed Media and use at least 3 different mediums in your project.

I decided to alter a heart for my project and add angel wings that originally were birch bark Christmas ornaments. 

This is what I started with

To make my canvas I collages music pages to my canvas and added colour to the canvas. Next I added a stencil compass which I coloured the molding paste with PanPastels  and highlighted parts with a white Sharpie. I added music sheet paper also to the heart and then added a layer of blue acrylic paper.  The angel wings were painted light blue acrylic paint then covered with cheese cloth and glitter added to give the wings sparkle.  

To complete the project I added a couple of sentiments, cord with a gold thread, and a breathe tag. This was a fun project.  Hope you will join us at Creative Artiste this month.  Pop over to our challenge board to see the inspiring creations of our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Mixed Media World - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes Altered
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything goes Steampunk/Industrial
Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Creative Embellishments -  Be inspired (wings)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Welcome Spring

It is March and time for another great monthly challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu  .  The theme this month is spring colours or Easter.  I made this spring card for my girlfriend's birthday.  

The tulip stamp is an old stamp from my collection made by PSX.  I have had the stamp in my collection for probably 15 years.  I coloured the image with my Copics, gell pen and pencil crayon and then added a sentiment, a ribbon, butterfly, gems, and a doily. 

Hope you join our challenge this month.  Remember  to visit our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Add a Ribbon
Frills and Funky - Spring
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Altered File Box

It is time again for another challenge at Altered Eclectics.  This is an anything goes challenge as long as it is an altered project.  For this month's project I made an altered box to hold all of my alphabet letters that I have collected over the years for use in upcoming challenges. 

I started with this old file box.

I used letters from my collection, stencils, acrylic paints, wooden stars and buttons to create the textures and colours on my box.

Closer view

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the the creative works of our talented design team.  Have a creative week.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes Mixed Media